Happy Valentine’s Day!!
I don’t care how anyone feels about this day, but I think it’s wonderful. Any day all about celebrating love is OK in my book! I just want to throw it out there that I LOVE MY HUSBAND and I can’t wait to celebrate this day and every day with him for the rest of our lives together. But making a relationship work isn’t easy, add in a professional sport and it gets even more complicated. For starters there is the crazy work schedule. During the six month season, he goes to the field at around 1:00 pm and doesn’t come home until after the game is over which is usually around 11:00 pm. He goes to bed late, at around 1:00 or 2:00 am, and wakes up right before he has to go to the field. Not a lot of extra time to spend with the one I love, huh? He has one or two off days per month, and he usually wants to spend those days doing absolutely nothing (who could blame him?!). After the season is over it’s like culture shock…he is around ALL THE TIME! Now I love the off season because I do get to spend so much time with him, but going from barely seeing him for six months to seeing him constantly is a big change. Another fun complication is learning to share my man. This was probably one of the hardest parts for me because I admit that I’m a bit of a selfish and jealous person. I want him to be mine and mine alone, but alas, he also belongs to his other love – baseball. I have to share him with his organization, his teammates, his coaches, and the fans. All of which are pretty much forced before me throughout the entire season. His teammates want to hang out, his coaches want him to come in for early work, the fans all want to talk and get an autograph (or 100..HAHA! True story.), and his organization…well we won’t go there . It’s not easy, and some days I want to scream “HEY, I’m right here!! I have feelings and needs too!!!”. But I don’t scream and I get over it, because I have to. I’ve learned how to (mostly) handle this life over the past few years, and I agreed to marry Addison because I love him and because I accept our life for what it is, the good and the bad. I will continue to learn how to better deal with my emotions that are ever amplified by the constant change in our relationship that is caused by the everyday normal stuff and the not so everyday normal stuff that comes with baseball.